Agri-dept grant 60 Pc subsidy on drip irrigation system

Drip irrigation the most water conserving and efficient system delivers the exact quantity of water needed directly to plant zones. Keeping in mind the dire need to save from hazards agriculture department is giving 60 percent subsidy on the provision of drip irrigated system.

Agri-dept grant 60 Pc subsidy on drip irrigation system

As agriculture constitutes the main sector of Pakistan’s economy and the bulk of the population, directly or indirectly, is dependent on this sector.

Considering it the agriculture information department emphasized drip irrigation system that is relatively modern irrigation technique and has increased water efficiency by 50 per cent.

The drip irrigated system saves time, labor and improves production and also lessens expenditures on fertilizers. It does not allow weeds to flourish because weeds not getting enough water.


The agriculture department has urged farmers to focus on irrigation system and in case of any query related to this process they could contact agriculture information department without any hesitation.

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Pakistan engage in International Horticultural Expo 2019

Pakistan to participate in such a high level International Horticultural Expo 2019  begin from 29th April in Beijing China. Pakistan along with eighty-six countries and twenty-four organizations has confirmed participation in the magnificent exhibition.

Pakistan engage in International Horticultural Expo 2019

China to hold such a splash mega horticulture expo for the second time. The first such event was held in the southwestern Chinese city of Kunming in 1999.

Jiao Yutong the organizing committee of the event said that all infrastructures for 100 indoor and outdoor gardens for Japan, Germany, Pakistan and Thailand for the exhibition have been completed. A number of plants have been shipped to the gardens.

Participating countries have taken the exhibition as a podium for representing their most up-to-date horticulture achievements and promoting tourism as well as making horticulture and agriculture exchanges.

The expo will put on display flower, fruit, and vegetable farming at the foot of the Great Wall in Yanqing on the fringes of Beijing. Throughout the expo, visitors can also get pleasure from more than 2,500 cultural activities.

China will showcase 34 gardens at the exhibition, where visitors can enjoy horticulture provisions to the backdrop of China’s assorted landscape designs.


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Pakistan initiates Science Diplomacy to mend smart technologies

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi inaugurated the first high level inter-agency meeting of Science Diplomacy initiative to perk up Pakistan’s access to smart technologies at the foreign office in Islamabad.

Pakistan initiates Science Diplomacy to mend smart technologies

The ultimate aim of Science Diplomacy is to promote constructive international partnerships with the centers of excellence of science and technology abroad and commerce efficiently with trans-boundary challenges such as climate, energy, water, poverty diminution, health and education.

Science Diplomacy will improve Pakistan’s admittance to smart technologies and international technical assistance, especially in the backdrop of the implementation of the sustainable development goals.

The initiative focal point is establishing international research collaborations, competence building, improving public health, identical labor skills with international market requirements.

International Research Collaborations

The meeting was attended by senior representatives from health, education, science and technology, energy, climate change, food security and industries. The participants have also presented proposals in their areas of expertise, outlining possible avenues for international cooperation.

In order to workout at the plan to smooth the progress of international science and technology initiative collaborations the Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs requires feedback from both the public and private sectors.

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HEC, Microsoft Imagine Cup 2019 is live again

At the commission secretariat ceremony the fundamental initiatives kickoff by HEC, Microsoft and few Pakistani Universities. HEC and Microsoft launched Imagine Cup and HEC signed MoU with universities to collaborate for EduTv.

HEC, Microsoft Imagine Cup 2019 is live again

Imagine Cup is aimed to convert skill development, look after technologists and promote collaborative and innovative courage. The global technology competition boasts numerous success stories fledgling and continues to bolster innovation among students.

The winner team will represent Pakistan at the upcoming international finals to compete among global teams for a USD $100,000 prize.

The ceremony also manifests signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between HEC and five universities for teamwork in execution of HEC EduTV.

It includes Lahore Garrison College, Riphah International University, Islamabad, (SZABIST) Shaheed Zulfiqat Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology, Sindh Madrasatul Islam, Karachi, and last one University of Gujrat.

The Chairman HEC Dr. Tariq Banuri said that “Imagination is not about technology, it is all about us the human beings. It plays a fundamental role in solving problems and the use of technology is essential to turn up imaginations.”

The Microsoft’s Country Manager Abid Zaidi said that Pakistani students are the agents of revolution and they require the accurate set of tools to succeed, thus Microsoft wants to sanction students and facilitate them to shape the future.

Dr. Tariq Banuri, Chairman HEC embellished the juncture as chief guest. Lieutenant General (r) Muhammad Asghar, Executive Director HEC, Abid Zaidi, Country Manager Microsoft, Mike Yeah, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft, Middle East and a number of Vice Chancellors, faculty members and students were also commenced.

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PM Task Force urged to erect Technology zones

Prime Minister’s Sub Task Force on IT and Telecom second meeting urged to assemble special technology zones to increase IT exports in the country. 

PM Task Force urged to erect Technology zones

The three Sub Task Forces also gave the endorsement concerning on IT, Telecom and Human Resource Development sectors.

PM Task Force on IT and Telecom meeting was chaired by Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication (MOITT) Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman as Co-Chairman whereas, Secretary MOITT Maroof Afzal was also present in meeting.

Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman said that as a substitute of developing land for setting up special technology zones, existing buildings or infrastructure can be chosen as special technology zones to bolster Information Technology in the country.

PM Task Force Co-Chairman further added that range should be allocated in right manner and emphasized the need of promoting locally manufacturing products like mobile phones, computers, laptops etc.

It was also projected that IT linked small and medium enterprises (SMEs) should be empowered by establishing out of the ordinary technology zones. It was also suggested to develop digital content for all subjects at schools and colleges more to the point benevolent to IT training to students.

Moreover, moving ahead to the telecom sector the members of sub task force noticed that among the globe the uppermost telecom taxes were in Pakistan which must be lessen adding upto 12.5 percent Advance Income Tax on internet must be zero.

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